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Volume 9, Number 24
June 14, 2010


Physical sciences
Technology
Life sciences
Neuroscience, psychology, behavior
Health and medicine
Physical sciences

Quasars
Quantum chromodynamics
Quantum tomographics
Cloud formation and climate modeling
Protoplanetary discs
Gravitational wave detection
Water on Mars
Hydrocarbons on Titan
Trappist telescope
Dark matter
Global warming
Quark-gluon plasma
High velocity massive stars
Neutrino physics
Linac Coherent Light Source
Symbiotic binary stars
Lofar radio telescope
Extrasolar planets
Large Hadron Collider
Dark energy
Bose-Einstein condensates

Technology

Photovoltaics
DNA sequencing
Ion space propulsion
Graphene
Solar sails
Fullerenes
Nanotechnology
Digital storage technology
Dark pulse lasers
Quantum computing

Life sciences

Transposable elements, gene expression, and stem cells
Rop proteins
Protein folding
Mast cells
Thermal hypothesis of human evolution
Recent human evolution
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Origin of introns
DCC and cell growth
Human microbiome project
JNK signaling and dorsal closure in embryonic development
Reversal of telomere shortening
DNA repair
Liver regeneration
Influenza virus evolution
Modeling the evolution of multicellularity
Nuclear pore complexes
Commensal bacteria and the immune system
Polycomb proteins, gene regulation, short RNA, and stem cells
Genomics
Bacterial transport channels

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Visual object recognition
Brain-imaging studies
Dopamine and drug addiction therapy
Schizophrenia
Autism
Habitual learning
Neural plasticity in categorization
Axon regeneration
Synaptic membrane transport
Bipolar disorder
Oxytocin and parochial altruism
Anxiety and attention
Interaction of sleep and feeding behavior
Insect motion perception

Health and medicine

Cancer
Cancer biology
Multiple sclerosis
Vitiligo
Anti-inflammatory effect of hepcidin
Hepatitis C
Diabetes
Cardiovascular disease
Alzheimer's disease
AIDS
Immunosignaturing
Stem cells
Malaria
Metabolic syndrome
Artificial antibodies
Obesity
Nanobiotechnology
NK cell anticancer therapy
Genetic disease screening
Parkinson's disease
Vaccine-like effects of antiviral monoclonal antibodies



Physical sciences


Quasars

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Survey reveals many thousands of supermassive black holes
  2. June 11, 2010 - Scientists observe how black holes eat matter
  3. June 18, 2010 - Black Hole Chows Down As Scientists Watch
Background


Quantum chromodynamics

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Gravity-like theories give insight into the strong force
Background


Quantum tomographics

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Study lays foundations for tomographics applied to the quantum world - also here
Background


Cloud formation and climate modeling

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Amount of dust, pollen matters for cloud precipitation, climate change
Background


Protoplanetary discs

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Dusty simulations may reveal planets
  2. June 11, 2010 - Zooming in on an infant solar system - also here, here, here, here
  3. June 15, 2010 - Solar System Baby Photos Help Reveal How Planets `orm
Background, Background


Gravitational wave detection

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Lessening noise for gravitational-wave detection
Background


Water on Mars

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Map of Mars's Lakes
  2. June 8, 2010 - Mapping project reinforces belief in huge historic seas on Mars
  3. June 8, 2010 - Huge seas 'once existed on Mars'
  4. June 11, 2010 - Mars's Frozen Water Cycle
  5. June 13, 2010 - River deltas hint at ancient Martian ocean
  6. June 13, 2010 - Did a Deep Sea Once Cover Mars?
  7. June 13, 2010 - New study indicates an ancient ocean may have covered one-third of Mars - also here, here, here, here
  8. June 13, 2010 - Ancient Mars Covered by Vast Ocean
  9. June 14, 2010 - Ancient Mars Had Vast Ocean, New Evidence Shows
  10. June 14, 2010 - Ancient ocean of Mars uncovered
  11. June 14, 2010 - New evidence supports Mars ocean theory
  12. June 15, 2010 - Ocean once covered the northern third of Mars
  13. June 18, 2010 - Wet past for Red Planet
Background


Hydrocarbons on Titan

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Largest Lake on Saturn's Moon Titan Gets Close-Up
Background


Trappist telescope

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - New national telescope at La Silla - also here, here
  2. June 8, 2010 - New robotic telescope in Chile set for planet hunt
  3. June 10, 2010 - New Planet-Hunting Robot Telescope Takes First Photos
Background, Background


Dark matter

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Does dark matter come in two types?
Background


Global warming

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Spring fever hits the Northeast
  2. June 9, 2010 - Global Warming Likely to Reduce Phytoplankton Size, Thereby Reducing Ocean's Capacity to Remove Carbon Dioxide from Air
  3. June 10, 2010 - Sea Levels May Rise by as Much as One Meter Before the End of This Century
  4. June 12, 2010 - Trees shift upward as climate warms, data show
Background


Quark-gluon plasma

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Explained: Quark gluon plasma - also here, here
Background


High velocity massive stars

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Shockwave reveals star's birthplace
Background


Neutrino physics

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Physicists to send highest-intensity neutrino beam from Illinois to South Dakota
Background


Linac Coherent Light Source

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Hard X-rays Reach LCLS Pump Probe Instrument
Background, Background


Symbiotic binary stars

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - CH Cyg: A Close-up View of Codependent Stellar Living
Background


Lofar radio telescope

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - New radio telescope will listen to the Universe on the FM-band - also here
  2. June 9, 2010 - Telescope 'to find' space origin
  3. June 13, 2010 - LOFAR: World's biggest radiotelescope launched in Netherlands
  4. June 14, 2010 - LOFAR opens up the low-frequency universe - and starts a new SETI search - also here
Background, Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Giant Planet Found Lurking in Stellar Haze
  2. June 10, 2010 - Portrait of a youthful planet
  3. June 10, 2010 - Exoplanet Hunters Finally Catch One in a Star's Debris Disk
  4. June 10, 2010 - "Super Jupiter" formed in just a couple of million years
  5. June 10, 2010 - Youngest Planet Confirmed; Photos Show It Grew Up Fast
  6. June 10, 2010 - Exoplanet caught on the move - also here, here
  7. June 10, 2010 - Photo of Alien Planet Proves They're Created Quickly
  8. June 10, 2010 - Exoplanet caught on the move
  9. June 11, 2010 - Exoplanet spotted in motion around its 'sun'
  10. June 11, 2010 - Astronomers catch exoplanet on the move
  11. June 14, 2010 - Beta Pictoris planet spotted orbiting its star
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. June 11, 2010 - Drinking data from a fire hose at the LHC
Background


Dark energy

References:
  1. June 13, 2010 - Dark Energy and Dark Matter Might Not Exist, Scientists Allege
  2. June 14, 2010 - Durham astronomers' doubts about the 'dark side' - also here, here
Background, Background


Bose-Einstein condensates

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Watching a Bose-Einstein condensate crystallize
Background



Technology


Photovoltaics

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - 'Nanocoax' solves solar cell 'thick and thin' dilemma - also here
  2. June 8, 2010 - Imec significantly reduces cost of germanium-based thermophotovoltaic cells - also here
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Start-up aims to sequence human genomes for $30, in just a few hours
Background


Ion space propulsion

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Dawn Spacecraft Fires Past Record for Speed Change - also here, here
Background


Graphene

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Graphene makes light work of aircraft design
  2. June 9, 2010 - A 'huge step' toward mass production of graphene
  3. June 10, 2010 - Heated atomic force microscope makes 12nm graphene circuits
  4. June 10, 2010 - Scientists Strive to Replace Silicon with Graphene on Nanocircuitry - also here, here, here
  5. June 11, 2010 - For the first time, researchers observe graphene sheets becoming buckyballs
  6. June 11, 2010 - AFM tip 'writes' graphene nanowires
  7. June 15, 2010 - Writing Circuits on Graphene
  8. June 16, 2010 - Can graphene really replace silicon?
Background


Solar sails

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Japanese Spacecraft Deploys First-Ever Solar Sail
  2. June 11, 2010 - First Solar Sail Unfurls
  3. June 11, 2010 - IKAROS unfurls first ever solar sail in space
  4. June 11, 2010 - Japan unfurls Ikaros solar sail in space
  5. June 15, 2010 - Mini-camera pictures Japan's Ikaros solar sail
  6. June 18, 2010 - World's First Solar Sail Photographed in Deep Space
Background


Fullerenes

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - First two-dimensional organic metal made of fullerenes
Background


Nanotechnology

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Nanotech yields major advance in heat transfer, cooling technologies - also here
Background


Digital storage technology

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Walls falling faster for solid-state memory - also here
Background


Dark pulse lasers

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - 'Dark Pulse Laser' produces bursts of... almost nothing - also here
  2. June 16, 2010 - 'Dark pulse laser' could improve telecoms
Background


Quantum computing

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - LEDs may put lasers out of quantum computing business
Background



Life sciences


Transposable elements, gene expression, and stem cells

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Scientists discover ancient viral invasion that shaped human genome
Background, Background, Background


Rop proteins

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Scientists discover an ancient 'switch' in plants that could halt cancer metastasis - also here
Background, Background


Protein folding

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Gently unfolding proteins to watch them refold
Background


Mast cells

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - The right response to every pathogen - also here
Background


Thermal hypothesis of human evolution

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - East African Human Ancestors Lived in Hot Environments, Says Caltech-led Team
  2. June 8, 2010 - Site of human evolution was scorching - also here, here, here
Background


Recent human evolution

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Scientists uncover the genetic secrets that allow Tibetans to thrive in thin air - also here
Background


Induced pluripotent stem cells

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - New type of human stem cell may be more easy to manipulate - also here
Background


Origin of introns

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Bacteria from hot springs reveal clues to evolution of early life and to unlock biofuels' potential - also here, here, here
  2. June 9, 2010 - Complex Life Traced to Ancient Gene Parasites
Background


DCC and cell growth

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - New shortcut to cell growth - also here
Background


Human microbiome project

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Data acquisition and coordination key to human microbiome project
Background, Background


JNK signaling and dorsal closure in embryonic development

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Discovery of 'mixer cells' could improve healing - also here
Background


Reversal of telomere shortening

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Size Matters - When it Comes to DNA - also here
Background, Background


DNA repair

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Research Highlights Protein's Role in Cell Health
Background


Liver regeneration

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Understanding the Mechanisms of Liver Regeneration Through Computer Simulation
  2. June 13, 2010 - Scientists take first steps in growing working livers
  3. June 14, 2010 - Scientists grow livers in the lab
Background, Background


Influenza virus evolution

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Flu's Evolution Strategy Strikes Perfect Balance - also here, here, here
Background


Modeling the evolution of multicellularity

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Model explains rapid transition toward division of labor in biological evolution - also here
Background, Background


Nuclear pore complexes

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Nuclear pores call on different assembly mechanisms at different cell cycle stages - also here
Background


Commensal bacteria and the immune system

References:
  1. June 11, 2010 - How Bacteria Boost the Immune System - also here
Background


Polycomb proteins, gene regulation, short RNA, and stem cells

References:
  1. June 11, 2010 - How the wrong genes are repressed - also here
Background, Background, Background, Background


Genomics

References:
  1. June 13, 2010 - First Mexican-American and African-American genomes completed
Background


Bacterial transport channels

References:
  1. June 13, 2010 - How bacteria make syringes: Scientists reconstruct bacterial transport channel in test tube - also here
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior


Visual object recognition

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - How the brain recognizes objects - also here
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Why does feeling low hurt?
Background


Dopamine and drug addiction therapy

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Parkinson's drug offers insight into helping cocaine users kick habit
Background


Schizophrenia

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Molecular link between diabetes and schizophrenia connects food and mood - also here, here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Slightly early births linked to autism, dyslexia
  2. June 9, 2010 - Genetic Map of Autism Comes Into Focus
  3. June 9, 2010 - What's missing may be key to understanding genetics of autism
  4. June 9, 2010 - DNA scan for familial autism finds variants that disrupt gene activity in autistic kids - also here
  5. June 9, 2010 - Researchers report new autism genes discovered
  6. June 9, 2010 - Researchers Closer to Untying Autism's Genetic Knot - also here
  7. June 9, 2010 - Study identifies 'many more' autism genes
  8. June 9, 2010 - Scientists find autism has complex genetic roots
  9. June 9, 2010 - Researchers ID certain genes tied to autism
  10. June 10, 2010 - Large-Scale Autism Study Reveals Disorder's Genetic Complexity
  11. June 10, 2010 - DNA sweep reveals new autism genes
Background


Habitual learning

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Researchers find two brain circuits involved with habitual learning - also here
Background


Neural plasticity in categorization

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Multitasking is no problem for these brain cells: Individual brain cells can ID both cars and cats
  2. June 9, 2010 - Individual Brain Cells Can ID Objects as Dissimilar as Cars and Dogs
Background


Axon regeneration

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Targeted molecules play only minor role in axon repair - also here
Background, Background


Synaptic membrane transport

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Helping the brain's messengers get from A to B - also here
Background


Bipolar disorder

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Researcher identifies links between hypertension, bipolar disorders - also here, here, here
Background


Oxytocin and parochial altruism

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - The mama bear effect: oxytocin promotes 'tend and defend' response
  2. June 15, 2010 - Neurobiological Cause of Intergroup Conflict: 'Bonding Hormone' Drives Aggression Towards Competing out-Groups
Background


Anxiety and attention

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Anxiety affects attention processes
Background, Background


Interaction of sleep and feeding behavior

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Biologists identify genes regulating sleeping and feeding
  2. June 10, 2010 - Biologists Isolate Genes That Regulate the Sleep-Feeding Conflict: New Insights Into How Brain Chooses Between Critical Survival Behaviors - also here, here
Background


Insect motion perception

References:
  1. June 11, 2010 - Tiny insect brains capable of huge feats - also here
Background



Health and medicine


Cancer

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Scientists find new way to attack cancerous cells - also here
  2. June 7, 2010 - Green tea extract appears to keep cancer in check in majority of CLL patients
  3. June 7, 2010 - New hope for melanoma patients
  4. June 7, 2010 - Molecular imaging 'probes' pinpoint prostate cancer - also here
  5. June 7, 2010 - Genetic markers could predict prostate cancer in younger men, study finds - also here
  6. June 7, 2010 - Tumor virus is best predictor of throat cancer survival - also here
  7. June 7, 2010 - HPV-positive tumor status indicates better survival in patients with oropharyngeal cancer
  8. June 7, 2010 - Molecular imaging detects recurrent prostate cancer - also here
  9. June 7, 2010 - New myeloma drug shows promise in early testing - also here
  10. June 7, 2010 - Interleukin-10 a prognostic factor in treatment with autologous melanoma vaccine
  11. June 7, 2010 - Drug that helps metastatic colon cancer of no benefit in less advanced tumors - also here
  12. June 7, 2010 - Experimental targeted therapy shows early promise against medulloblastomas - also here
  13. June 7, 2010 - Acute toxicity predicts overall survival in high-grade gliomas - also here
  14. June 7, 2010 - Non-melanoma skin cancer may help identify survivors at increased risk for future cancers - also here
  15. June 7, 2010 - Consortium seeks best treatment for HIV-positive cancer patients - also here
  16. June 7, 2010 - 'Scout scans' map the way in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment - also here
  17. June 7, 2010 - Blood-sugar lowering medications may increase risk for false positive results in cancer screenings - also here
  18. June 7, 2010 - Molecular imaging helps predict breast cancer survival - also here
  19. June 7, 2010 - New 'microbead' radiotherapy more effective with molecular imaging - also here
  20. June 7, 2010 - Chemist refines treatment of prostate cancer with light
  21. June 7, 2010 - New Treatment Method Safe, Effective for Advanced Melanoma Patients, Study Suggests
  22. June 7, 2010 - Sea sponge drug benefits women with advanced breast cancer - also here
  23. June 7, 2010 - Findings May Alter Care for Early Breast Cancer
  24. June 7, 2010 - Throat cancer caused by HPV has better survival rate
  25. June 7, 2010 - HPV raises odds of survival in throat cancer
  26. June 7, 2010 - Time to rethink colon cancer therapy?
  27. June 7, 2010 - AstraZeneca pill slows thyroid cancer progression
  28. June 8, 2010 - Marine sponge offers hope against cancer
  29. June 8, 2010 - Researchers optimistic in cancer fight, as disease spreads
  30. June 8, 2010 - Delay in surgery not likely to worsen tumors in men with low-risk prostate cancer - also here
  31. June 8, 2010 - Drug that restricts blood supply to prostate tumors delays disease progression - also here
  32. June 8, 2010 - FDA approves first human neural stem cell clinical trial to treat brain tumors
  33. June 8, 2010 - VARI findings could help diagnose and treat liver cancer - also here
  34. June 8, 2010 - Lung cancer drug 'extends life'
  35. June 9, 2010 - Polyphenols in red wine and green tea halt prostate cancer growth - also here
  36. June 9, 2010 - Cadmium investigated as cause of endometrial cancer
  37. June 9, 2010 - Compound enhances cancer-killing properties of agent in trials - also here
  38. June 9, 2010 - Late-stage ovarian cancer shows promise in two-drug phase I trial - also here
  39. June 9, 2010 - Antibody Therapy Lengthens Survival of Metastatic Melanoma Patients in Large Clinical Trial
  40. June 9, 2010 - Detecting Tumors Faster
  41. June 9, 2010 - Cancer wins may be bigger than they seem - also here
  42. June 10, 2010 - BRAF mutation confirmed as a strong target for cancer drugs
  43. June 10, 2010 - New study finds strong association between smoking and flat precancerous polyps - also here
  44. June 10, 2010 - Diabetes may double cancer risk in women - also here
  45. June 11, 2010 - Down's Syndrome Chromosome Yields More Cancer-Blocking Genes
  46. June 11, 2010 - Researchers Find New Subtype of Breast Cancer
  47. June 13, 2010 - Cardiologists discover cancer risks in blood pressure meds - also here
  48. June 13, 2010 - Common blood pressure drugs may raise cancer risk - also here
  49. June 13, 2010 - Scientists find genes linked to testicular cancer
Background


Cancer biology

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Scientists uncover protein that thwarts tumor invasion - also here
  2. June 7, 2010 - Team effort in discovery of blood disorder's missing 'LNK'
  3. June 8, 2010 - How to overcome resistance to one group of breast cancer drugs - also here
Background


Multiple sclerosis

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Protein lets brain repair damage from multiple sclerosis, other disorders - also here
  2. June 7, 2010 - Simple eye test measures damage from multiple sclerosis, researchers find - also here
  3. June 8, 2010 - FDA staff eyes safety of Novartis' MS drug
  4. June 8, 2010 - US eyes safety of Novartis' MS drug ahead of panel
  5. June 11, 2010 - Virus infection may trigger unusual immune cells to attack nerves in multiple sclerosis - also here
Background


Vitiligo

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Scientists begin to unravel causes of mysterious skin disease
Background


Anti-inflammatory effect of hepcidin

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Substance in iron metabolism displays life-saving potential for inflammatory diseases - also here
Background


Hepatitis C

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - New use for old drugs in treating hepatitis C - also here, here, here
  2. June 12, 2010 - Small genetic variant can predict response to hepatitis C treatment - also here
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Scientist discover important new player in diabetes onset - also here
  2. June 8, 2010 - Discovery could lead to better genetic screening for diabetes
  3. June 9, 2010 - New evidence that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of diabetes - also here
  4. June 11, 2010 - Mental decline from diabetes can start in middle age
Background


Cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Study: Monitoring cholesterol increases life expectancy - also here
  2. June 7, 2010 - When eyes aren't enough: Computer analysis can help doctors diagnose severe heart disease - also here
  3. June 7, 2010 - Clinical Trial May Reduce Stroke in Patients With Irregular Heartbeats
  4. June 7, 2010 - Cardiac imaging breakthrough helps determine diminished blood flow to the heart - also here
  5. June 7, 2010 - Molecular imaging can improve effectiveness of novel therapy for advanced heart disease - also here
  6. June 7, 2010 - Molecular Imaging Agent Coupled With 'Motion Frozen' Processing Improves Heart Imaging
  7. June 7, 2010 - Cheap gout drug proves useful for heart pain: study - also here
  8. June 8, 2010 - Under 50? Silent duo could put you at risk for a big stroke - also here
  9. June 8, 2010 - Short people more prone to heart disease: study - also here
  10. June 8, 2010 - In India, 1 in 25 people have gene that causes heart failure - also here
  11. June 8, 2010 - UCLA cardiologists use new methods to treat life-threatening arrhythmias
  12. June 8, 2010 - Gout drug 'can prevent angina pain of heart disease'
  13. June 8, 2010 - Should some kids take fish oil supplements?
  14. June 8, 2010 - Study backs heart-healthy effect of dairy fat - also here
  15. June 8, 2010 - Short people at higher risk of heart problems - also here
  16. June 9, 2010 - Pain relievers linked to higher risks of heart-related deaths among healthy people
  17. June 9, 2010 - Old gout drug found to benefit heart patients
  18. June 9, 2010 - Bone Marrow Stem Cells Accelerate Atherosclerosis
  19. June 9, 2010 - Being short 'raises heart risk'
  20. June 9, 2010 - U.S. heart attack rates declining: study - also here
  21. June 10, 2010 - Heart attacks down 24 in decade, 62 for worst
  22. June 10, 2010 - Drugmakers halt stroke trial as drug shows benefit
  23. June 11, 2010 - FDA looking into death risk from Daiichi's Benicar
  24. June 12, 2010 - Erectile dysfunction: The passion killer that could mask a real killer
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - New molecular imaging agent may help visualize early stages of Alzheimer's disease - also here
  2. June 7, 2010 - PET imaging tracks early stages of Alzheimer's - also here
  3. June 8, 2010 - Healthy diet could slow or reverse early effects of Alzheimer's disease - also here
  4. June 9, 2010 - Mechanism links abnormal blood clots with Alzheimer's disease - also here
  5. June 10, 2010 - Untangling the Mysteries of Alzheimer's Disease
  6. June 10, 2010 - Researchers discover how mutations in presenilin gene cause early onset Alzheimer's disease - also here
  7. June 10, 2010 - Faulty gene leads to protein buildup in Alzheimer's
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. June 7, 2010 - Updated HIV therapy guidelines would reduce risk of transmission, save lives, billions in costs - also here
  2. June 9, 2010 - Insight into structure of HIV protein could aid drug design - also here, here, here
Background


Immunosignaturing

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Harnessing the immune system's diagnostic power - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Researchers Convert Stem Cells into Cartilage
  2. June 8, 2010 - A launchpad for stem cell research - also here
  3. June 9, 2010 - Stem cells for first time used to create abnormal heart cells for study of cardiomyopathy - also here
  4. June 9, 2010 - Gamma interferon a wake-up call for stem cell response to infection - also here
  5. June 13, 2010 - Obstacles to Stem Cell Therapy Cleared
Background


Malaria

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Researchers modify yellow fever vaccine to fight malaria - also here
  2. June 10, 2010 - Researchers Identify New Steps in Spread of Malaria Parasite Through Bloodstream
Background


Metabolic syndrome

References:
  1. June 8, 2010 - Study links long sleep duration to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome in older adults - also here
Background, Background, Background


Artificial antibodies

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Plastic antibody works in first tests in living animals - also here
  2. June 21, 2010 - Researchers develop world's first plastic antibodies
  3. June 24, 2010 - Plastic antibodies?
Background, Background


Obesity

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Study confirms link between depression, abdominal obesity - also here
  2. June 10, 2010 - Clear association between obesity and vitamin D deficiency
Background


Nanobiotechnology

References:
  1. June 9, 2010 - Liposome-hydrogel hybrids: No toil, no trouble for stronger bubbles - also here
  2. June 11, 2010 - A new use for gold - also here, here
Background


NK cell anticancer therapy

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Reprogramming immune system cells to produce natural killer cells for cancer - also here
Background


Genetic disease screening

References:
  1. June 10, 2010 - Major breakthrough will revolutionize the screening and treatment of genetic diseases - also here
Background


Parkinson's disease

References:
  1. June 11, 2010 - Sense of smell holds the key to diagnosis and treatment in early stage Parkinson's disease - also here
Background


Vaccine-like effects of antiviral monoclonal antibodies

References:
  1. June 12, 2010 - Monoclonal Antibodies: Short-Term Therapy for Long-Term Treatment of Chronic Viral Infections?
Background


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